Oracle Cloud VMware Solution has obtained Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) at the High impact level from the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB), which has recognized the solution’s ability to adhere to stringent performance, security and compliance standards. With the authorization, government customers can operate VMware software-defined data centers in Oracle Cloud to manage and run critical applications and workloads.
"With the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution attaining FedRAMP High JAB P-ATO, Oracle is providing those customers a zero trust, native VMware solution that meets the stringent compliance standards, while mitigating risk and cost," said Scott Twaddle, vice president of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Product, Industries and Partnerships.
The Oracle Cloud VMware Solution will enable government agencies to advance cloud strategies by migrating VMware environments to Oracle Cloud. The offering will also deliver operations continuity, staffing, best practices, and tools from their on-premises VMware environments.
Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is VMware Cloud Verified, which has validated the integration and interoperability for customers operating VMware environments in the Oracle Cloud VMware Solution. The authorization has expanded Oracle's suite of FedRAMP High Agency P-ATO offerings.
Oracle leveraged an accredited Third-Party Assessment Organization to complete a readiness assessment of the cloud service for the authorization process, in order to prepare for and achieve the FedRAMP High JAB P-ATO.
Throughout the accreditation process, the service offerings underwent a security and compliance review by leading technology officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DoD) and General Services Administration (GSA).
"In achieving FedRAMP High ATO, Oracle Cloud VMware Solution enables government IT customers to migrate, modernize and better protect enterprise applications leveraging the agility, economics, and scale of modern VMware-based multi-cloud services," said Mark Lohmeyer, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware.